COUNCIL RECORD

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“I am proud to have accomplished a lot during my first term in office.
When I was elected in 2011, I promised that I would get things done and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. With your support, I’ll continue my work on behalf of the people of our city.  I am confident that we can build a better city for ourselves and our families.” – David Oh


– Created a tax credit ($15,000 over 3 years) for employers who hire returning veterans

– Created a law protecting new mothers from being fired or harassed simply for pumping breast milk at work and requiring that they be provided a reasonable accommodation, if available

– Increased penalties for those who intentionally deface or damage our city’s war memorials, monuments and public art

– Created a law that closes a loophole that prevents improperly registered vehicles from being towed and allows the owner to avoid paying parking fines

– Introduced a bill, and overrode the Mayor’s veto, to appropriate $64 million for the Philadelphia Firefighters contract that helped end wasteful spending and useless court appeals

– Introduced a bill to reduce the Wage & Net Profits Tax by $100 million over eleven years

– Introduced a bill to efficiently collect delinquent taxes rather than increase taxes on those who do pay.

– Introduced a bill to fix the City’s flawed pension system

– Introduced a bill to reform the governance structure of our public schools by applying global best practices

– Introduced an amendment to the proposed 2014 Budget to cut $74 million in unidentified, over appropriations

– Introduced an amendment to the proposed 2013 Budget to cut $48 million in unidentified, over appropriations

– Introduced a bill to empower the Streets Department to compel owners of deteriorated roads and bridges to repair them

– Brought the Mayor of Incheon, South Korea to Philadelphia to seek mutually beneficial trade and investment

– Established PHL LIVE Center Stage to promote jobs and opportunities in Philadelphia’s music industry

– Established the annual Youth Non-Profit Symposium to bring private funders to non-profits that serve children

– Advocated for improving veterans healthcare at the Philadelphia regional VA

– Introduced a resolution and advocated with state legislature for 300 new taxi medallions and $125 million for the City

– Introduced a resolution urging Mayor Nutter to examine the feasibility of obtaining an LNG Export license

– Organized symposium on the development of natural gas industry and LNG exports here in Philadelphia

– Held Philadelphia’s first comprehensive Hearing on how to make our city more competitive on a global basis

– Established the Black Film Advisory Committee (BFAC)

– Worked to increase commerce, trade, tourism and investment with Ambassadors, Consul Generals and Trade Officials of many different countries

– Travelled to Korea at my own expense to promote Philadelphia as an International business and investment location, as well as, an international sports, arts, culture and innovation destination

– Established an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between Philadelphia, Independence Hall and the Korean Independence Center for the 100 year anniversary of the Declaration of Korean independence.

– Hosted fundraisers for Wild Bill Guarnere Memorial Statue, US Army Special Forces Association, Medal of Honor recipient Jon Cavaiani, as well as, veterans and active duty military serving overseas

– Introduced a resolution to implement Smart Cities and Smart Aging initiatives in Philadelphia

SAMPLE OF EVENTS & INITIATIVES

Beef & Beer Fundraiser for the 'Wild Bill' Guarnere Memorial Statue

Beef & Beer Fundraiser for the 'Wild Bill' Guarnere Memorial Statue

2014 Youth Non-Profit Symposium (3rd Annual)

2014 Youth Non-Profit Symposium (3rd Annual)

PHL LIVE Center Stage

PHL LIVE Center Stage

Black Film Advisory Committee: Documentary Film-making

Black Film Advisory Committee: Documentary Film-making

2013 Youth Non-Profit Symposium (2nd Annual)

2013 Youth Non-Profit Symposium (2nd Annual)

Fundraiser for Jon Cavaiani, an American Hero

Fundraiser for Jon Cavaiani, an American Hero

African American B2B

African American B2B

Black Film Advisory Committee: How to Fund Your Film

Black Film Advisory Committee: How to Fund Your Film

Push Across America

Push Across America

Black Film Advisory Committee: Return of 'The Set'

Black Film Advisory Committee: Return of 'The Set'

4th Annual 82nd Airborne Division Association Dinner & Awards Ceremony

4th Annual 82nd Airborne Division Association Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Black Film Advisory Committee: The Next Step

Black Film Advisory Committee: The Next Step

2012 Youth Non-Profit Symposium (1st Annual)

2012 Youth Non-Profit Symposium (1st Annual)

History, Reflection, and Empowerment

History, Reflection, and Empowerment

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